Category Archives: Flexibility

Strong Bones Healthy Body

Your skeleton is constantly changing in response to a variety of factors including activity and nutrition. Every cell in your body is constantly being replaced, but each at a different rate. The full skeleton is completely replaced in about 3 … Continue reading

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Fascia; What Does It Do For You?

A simplistic view of fascia is this: “it is a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place”. When I went to college over 20 years ago we … Continue reading

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Keep The Collagen… Do Not Toss That Turkey!!!!

In comes the food coma from Thanksgiving dinner and all that Tryptophan from the turkey. It is just so good how can you stop eating??!! After such a gluttonous meal, what do you do with the turkey bones afterward? Personally, … Continue reading

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Dry Needling

I just finished up with a fantastic dry needling weekend course with master dry needling seminars ¬†which really helped to expand my skill set in dry needling and improve my confidence in targeting some deeper muscles. What is dry needling … Continue reading

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Is Your Quadrathingamajig Hurting?

You have pain that is isolating on one side of your back and when you look at the pictures online you see a muscle called the quadratus lumborum. This muscle primarily connects the bottom of your ribcage to your pelvis … Continue reading

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Are my calves making my back hurt?

Are you on your feet a lot? The more you are on your feet does it seem like your back pain gets more aggravated. Well, your calves are likely not the cause of your back pain; however, they could be … Continue reading

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Oh! My Aching Shoulder… My Achey Back

The shoulder is an entirely separate joint and unrelated to anything going on in the low back right? Well, I personally do not believe that. As a physical therapist treating body aches and pains for for almost 20 years I … Continue reading

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Hamstrings Cause Back Pain?

Did you know that your hamstring muscle could be contributing to your back pain? With it being so commonplace to sit for long periods of time tight hamstrings can be a common occurrence. If you are not aware of the … Continue reading

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Muscle Spasms? Magnesium Take Me Away!

Have you heard about how effective magnesium is in resolving muscle spasms? If you are suffering from back pain and you do not know about magnesium then it will be life saver for you! It has helped nearly every person … Continue reading

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Lean Back In Life and Reduce Back Pain

It seems that there are a large number of activities that need to be done bending forward with a few of them including any work done at a desk, cooking, cleaning, yard work, car maintenance (twisting around inside the cab … Continue reading

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